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Key West Kayak & Camp

  • Feb 12, 2015 · 8:00 PM
  • Boyd's Key West Campground


Hey Wet Dogs,  you asked for it and here it is.  As Jimmy once said, "Changes in Latitudes bring Changes in Attitudes" 

Description:  We'll enjoy three nights and four days of camping, paddling, biking and hanging out Wet Dog Style on the water at Boyd's Key West Campground.  The campground is located on Stock Island just a few miles from Downtown Key West.   

Itinerary:  

Thursday night Feb 12th - We'll carpool down to the Keys on Thursday night (takes about 6.5 hrs from Clearwater area.)  Our campsites will be located on the water and very near downtown Key West.  

Friday - We will head out for a paddle just off our campsites. After the paddle we will head back to our camp for some relaxing and perhaps a cocktail or two.  We can bike over to Key West for dinner on the famous Duval street and enjoy the festivities at the southernmost point in the USA.

Saturday - We will load up the kayaks and drive up the Keys for an amazing mangrove paddle.  The Keys mangroves tunnels are quite different then ours in that they are teeming with aquatic life that is easy to see due to the clear waters.  Lunch will be at a local restaurant.  After the paddle we'll head back to the campsites for cocktail hour at 5 o'clock.  Dinner is a potluck style (bring a dish to pass).  

Sunday - This day is totally free for whatever we want to do.  Just hangout at the campsite, paddle, bike or shop in Key West.  We'll gather up later for dinner and nightlife on Duval Street in Key West.

Monday - Feb 16th - Breakfast then pack up and drive back home. Perhaps hitting a few places of interest on the way up.

Cost: $174 if bringing your own kayak (includes 4 nights camping and 4 breakfasts) $234 if renting a kayak (includes 4 nights camping, 4 breakfasts, kayak rentals and gear) If you invite a guest or non members they will have to add $35 or they can become a member for $25 and save. Put in the amount on the Paypal box that pertains to your situation. ie. bring your OWN boat or RENTING a boat. (if renting we need to know your ht and wt in a private email)

Special note on carpooling and tent sites:  We are carpooling down to the keys because each site can only have 1 vehicle, 1 or 2 tents, and 4 people/site.  We'll figure out the carpooling later, but we can talk about it in the comments section to get things rolling I guess.


Note on RSVP's:

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE WRITE FOR THIS TRIP BEFORE RSVPING! Due to the popularity of this trip please RSVP only if you are serious about wanting to go. There will be certain penalty's for cancellations on this trip that you must note:  We will ask for a deposit to be paid in order to hold your spot. This is due to the fact that we have had trouble with memberws just signing up to hold a spot yet they don't show up for the trip. It leaves the people on the waiting list who truly were interested high and dry and that ain't cool. 

To secure your spot, a non refundable deposit of $30 is due by Sept 8th.  

• Full payment is due by Dec 1st. We'll put up another meetup trip page for the final payment so members can make the final balance on that page (Note: you can pay the full trip fee at anytime) We will not accept checks, cash, credits from other trips of any kind for this trip.

• Cancellations (special cancellations due to our group having to secure the camp sites 6 months ahead of time.

                  60 days - Full refund minus $30 non refundable deposit

                  0- 30 days from start of trip - 50% refund




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to hear things turned out well for you --- hopefully, minus the mosquitos.

    February 17, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Denny who was getting attacked by Mosquitos ?

      February 20, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sandra W. went to the Everglades after leaving Key West. The first thing that came to mind was the mosquito population there.

      February 26, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a blast! The mangrove tour on Friday was great, and touring the town Saturday was great too. We ended up at a great place to eat on Key Largo Sunday evening. Then we hit the Everglades on Monday. Great time, great company, as always. Met great new people this trip, too.

    3 · February 17, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will upload the most politically correct pictures tomorrow. Lol

    1 · February 16, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any other pictures would be taken out of context ! Lol

      February 17, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      It had taken me several hours getting pics to upload .

      February 17, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very chilly, coupled with high winds! Mike was flexible and exercised good judgment by moving the kayaking location to a calmer area. To combat the cold at night, we were able to build a fire and share stories around it. Patrick prepared some great breakfasts. The Aqua show was a wonderful idea. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. When we were forced out of our campsite, Mike and Patrick really stepped up to the plate and packed all my things and made sure I was well-situated at the other campground. Unfortunately, weather, reservation issues and crowded conditions interfered with this trip.

    February 17, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you go the Dry Tortugas day trip? If so how was it?

      February 17, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chilly! Even with the wet suit on, I was shivering. Saw some colorful fish, a lobster, a huge conch, and an extremely large fish in the distance - no large turtles though. They had a warm, outside shower on the deck of the boat -- thank god! There were two guided tours on the island -- an island tour and a fort tour. Unfortunately, I chose the wrong tour guide. The park ranger didn't know anything and wasted my time. He talked about the national park service, in general. The food on the boat was great. I met two wonderful couples who I spent my time with. The fort was interesting. The view from the top of the fort was spectacular. Snorkled at two locations. The boat ride there and back (2 hours each way) was fully narrated and very interesting. I would definitely do this excursion again in the summer -- not the winter. Next time, I'll select the tour with Jeff, not the park ranger.

      1 · February 17, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great trip! Sorry about the last day

    February 16, 2015

    • Pam

      Julie and I made it to Tampa at 9pm on Sunday.

      1 · February 16, 2015

    • Carolina M.

      Glad you got back ok ladies.

      February 16, 2015

  • earl s.

    NO COMMENT

    1 · February 16, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Made it home at 7:30. Hope you all have safe travels back from the keys. Had a great time with all Wetdog adventurers!

    February 15, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woohoo! Homestead

    February 12, 2015

  • Carolina M.

    Pat and I will be getting to the campsite quite late. I would expect 1am or so on Friday morning. Save us a spot for a 2 person tent. Closer to the water if possible and the pic-nic table (for cooking purposes.) My cell # is[masked] so put that in your phone please. Also when you get there just tell them you are with Wet Dog Adventures and they will direct you to the primative tent sites on the southern end of the campground.

    1 · February 11, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in Marathon right now! Midnite Wednesday ! Allow 12 hrs travel time!!

      February 11, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone fish on this type of trip?

    February 11, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I brought a rod.

      February 11, 2015

  • Carolina M.

    YES BRING YOUR OWN WASHABLE PLATE, FORK, KNIFE, SPOON AND CUP) to help save on garbage

    February 11, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike and I will ride with Deb. All 3 of us will be bringing something from local store - no room for coolers to store meals for 3 days! See you all there!

    February 10, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Judy is bringing applesauce cake. Also, don't forget (I'm sure it's posted here somewhere already), everyone needs to bring their own washable plate, cup and silverware. A mug with a handle will work well for the chili.

    February 10, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sue, Earl & Donna are bringing strawberry shortcake & deviled eggs.

    1 · February 9, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I counted nine people going on this trip to Key west.

    February 7, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I plan on leaving Wednesday in am to secure a spot. How bout you?

      February 9, 2015

    • Beverly

      I haven't decided yet what to bring.

      February 9, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving down Wed solo as no one chimed in they need a ride. I had my notice posted for two months. I'm bringing home recipe potato salad for potluck. Bringing bicycle but need to rent kayak . I will bring a bundle firewood .Mick :-)

    February 9, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bethann and Louise will pick up something fresh at Publix the day of the potluck. Maybe a salad? We have no way to keep anything adequately chilled for 4 days so feel this is the safest thing.

      1 · February 9, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know where I can get an air pump to inflate a camp mattress?

    February 9, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Am bringing one. You are welcome to borrow it.

      February 9, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mark!

      February 9, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're bringing an appetizer platter ( chese, sausage, etc.)

    February 8, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are coming with 2 vehicles and 4 people. We hope to park one outside of the campground. So, we will have lots of extra storage in the back of the pickup truck. If anyone is short of space, we probably can haul their stuff if we can meet up the night before. We plan to leave Tampa, Thursday mid morning. Might even have room for an extra kayak on the roof, but not sure yet.

    February 7, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing Fontier Chili.

    February 7, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Wet Dogs! We are new to the area and looking for a good used vehicle, Ford Explorer or similar… Thought I would post it here in case anyone has a recommendation on who to talk to that is trustworthy! Thanks! Also - still looking for info on rides!

    January 29, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Craigslist has some good deals for that. Check it out. Private owner vehicle search.

      February 6, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing chicken for everyone. See ya there.

    February 1, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring potato salad home made dish.

    1 · February 1, 2015

  • Pam

    I will bringing jerk chicken kabobs for our night to share

    1 · February 1, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, can anyone tell me where the 2 day paddles will be. I wanted to get charts.

    January 30, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Question, will we be setting up camp in the middle of the night Thursday?

    September 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I plan in leaving a day earlier. After that long drive I won't feel like setting camp in dark

      1 · December 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi there - we'd be interested in leaving the day before as well! Michael, do you still plan on doing that?

      January 29, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all! Can someone let me know how the rides are working out? We were not able to attend as we are still on the road to Tarpon Springs. Also, anyone up for a beer/wine or grabbing coffee this weekend or the coming week? Would love to meet our fellow Wetdogs!

    January 27, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Deborah - yes, or possibly for someone to ride with us (assuming we find a good used vehicle to buy before then! We are in a small Class C RV, which we would love to bring, but don't think there is room for parking… We have bikes and a bike rack, not sure if it holds more than two? My hubby and I, plus one small 10lb furry baby! Chat more? You can text or call me at[masked]-1412. Thanks!!

      January 29, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    due to medical circumstances, Mark and I can no longer go......so, there are two openings available for somebody to take!!!

    January 15, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I paid.....will they want to go in our place? that would be awesome!

      January 22, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      meeting tonight about it, if he/she can attend.

      January 22, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry..not able to attend.hope someone can get my slot.

    January 6, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      My Husband and I are interested! Is there room for two?

      1 · January 7, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gail and I both are not going so looks like there may be..:)

      January 7, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have to back off this trip due to several reasons! Hope you all have a good time!

    January 7, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello is there a number to call for better details? N what to do next?

    1 · November 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am gonna have to back out,

      December 26, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Marion, sorry you can't make it this time. If you have to back out can you please re-RSVP on this page as a NO? That way a member on the wait list will have a chance to go. Thanks in advance.

      December 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everybody! I'm looking for someone to ride with to the keys. Also, I need to take my bike and need someone that could take my bike. Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks.

    Luna

    1 · December 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Mi I just found out you don't have a kayak rack. Thanks for the offer anyway.

      December 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's right. No kayak rack on my car. Passenger offer still open to anyone.

      December 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mike, you should have my full check by now, or Monday at the latest - finally mailed it Wednesday morning. I can drive and take one to two or ride with others. Have room for one additional kayak and maybe one bike. Leaving from Tampa.

    1 · December 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    oh my goodness, talk about being slack on reading my E-mails!!!!! You all are going to have a awesome time. There is prob quite a waiting list for this one.!!!!! I promise myself I will pay more attention to these trips and have myself some fun!!!! Gotta get out more!!! Happy Holidays my friends!!!
    Peace, Shelley

    1 · December 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Happy holidays to you took! Sorry if you cannot do this trip! Keep am s

      December 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eye out for cancallations

      December 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was able to log into PayPal and pay the trip 1 Dec. It wasn't easy but I got it done!

    1 · December 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can take a passenger to ride shotgun . I can not haul kayaks . No roof racks.

      December 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Made my payment for key West trip through pay pal. Wasn't easy but I'm on my way. By february will be so glad to leave this Michigan weather for a few days and kayak with my dad.

    1 · December 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike I want to do this trip. I don't see a paypal link on this page so How do I get my money sent? yes I need a kayak for this event.

    November 14, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Mike see above message for payment. Send it to our email address in Paypal if you can.

      November 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just paid for trip via PayPal .

      December 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike.....I am unable to send money with Paypal as I have an issue with my account. could you email me your address and I will mail a check to you??
    [masked]. thanks!

    November 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, please advise as who n how to make payment, and I also have kayak in need of a ride

    November 11, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Hello Marion, glad you can make the trip. The payment button is in the upper right of this page on a computer. If having problems just send the deposit to our email address wetdogadventures@gmail.c­­om in Paypal or call Mike at[masked] Since you didn't make the planning meetup for this we will also need your full payment of $174 this week. If you pay this don't worry about the $30 deposit.

      November 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are two people who have Two bikes and a kayak that we need transported.....can someone help with that???

    November 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where do I send the deposit?

    September 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you

      October 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay! Thanks for the info!

      October 31, 2014

  • Beverly

    I have room on my bike rack for one more bike

    October 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward for a fab time making new friends and having a blast with my hubby

    October 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got my own kayak and trailer. I can take one more kayak (possibly two) and can take two more passengers. Please let me know if I can help out with this one.

    1 · September 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where are you coming from? I am in Seminole, near Madiera Beach![masked]

      September 26, 2014

  • earl s.

    WHAT TIME CAN WE CHECK IN ON THU,,FEB .12TH.?

    1 · September 10, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      we'll let everyone know the details on the next Key West meetup, anytime after 11am that day i would think.

      1 · September 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Publish those details here too please, I wont make the next meet up THANKS!!

      September 23, 2014

  • Beverly

    I am very excited to go on this trip. How do I pay my membership and deposit? Ps. This is my birthday weekend too!

    1 · September 21, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Hello Beverly, we have a few spots remaining to get in on the trip. You can pay your deposit to secure your spot on this page when you rsvp for the trip. Upper right corner of page.

      1 · September 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A tip I just read: Fuel up in Key Largo, gas prices go up the further south you go. : )

    September 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm clogging the feed, Mike would you be bringing your kids? Trying to decide if this should be family trip or begging Grandparents for an extended visit lol!

    September 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely interested in going and bringing the hubby. Need to wait till this weekend for a final decision, hopefully will be spots left : )

    September 9, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Hey Wet Dogs, if you are rsvp'd for this Key West Trip don't forget to get your initial deposit in so we know you serious in going. Note: We will have a Key West meet up to discuss activities, food, etc. Thanks for the support of this trip.

    August 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the reminder!!! Just took care of it. =)

      August 28, 2014

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    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer,
    Event Host
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    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Patrick
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  • Beverly
    "2015 Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Julie S.
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